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Fiama Hasse Pais Brandão
(Portugal, 1938–2007)   
 
 
 
Fiama Hasse  Pais Brandão

Fiama Hasse Pais Brandão was born in Lisbon in 1938. Not only a poet, she was also a playwright, fiction writer, translator and essayist.

Fiama Hasse Pais Brandão wrote theatre reviews, worked with the Arts Faculty Theatre Group, and in 1964 she trained at the Porto Experimental theatre. She attended a seminar on the theatre of Adolfo Gutkin at the Gulbenkian in 1970. In 1974 she co-founded the group "Teatro Hoje" (Theatre Today), where she made her debut as a director with the play Marina Pineda by Garcia Lorca.

Through translations from German, English and French, she contributed towards the diffusion in Portugal of authors such as John Updike, Bertold Brecht, Antonin Artaud, Novalis and Anton Chekhov. In addition, she did some historical and literary research on Portugal in the 16th century. She has also been acclaimed for her translation of the biblical Song of Songs. Like other poets of her generation, Fiama Hasse Pais Brandão actively participated in the 'Poesia 61' movement, which revolutionised Portuguese poetic language and she served as one of the leading voices of contemporary Portuguese poetry.

Publications
Morfismos in Poesia 61 [Morphisms in Poetry 61]. Faro : ed. de autor, 1961
Barcas Novas [New Ships]. Lisbon: Ulisseia, 1966
(Este) Rosto [(This) Face]. Lisbon: Iniciativas Editoriais, 1969
O Texto de Joan Zorro [The Text of Joan Zorro]. Oporto: Inova, 1974
Novas Visões do Passado [New Visions of the Past]. Lisbon: Assírio e Alvim, 1975
Homenagemàliteratura [Homage to Literature]. Oporto: Limiar, 1976
Melómana [Music-Mad]. Oporto: Inova, 1978
Área Branca [White Sand]. Lisbon: Arcádia, 1979
Âmago I [Core 1]. Oporto: Limiar, 1975
F de Fiama (Personal Anthology) [F For Fiama]. Lisbon: Teorema, 1986
Três Rostos [Three Faces]. Lisbon: Assírio e Alvim, 1989
Obra Breve [Brief Works]. Lisbon: Teorema, 1991
Cantos do Canto [Song of Songs]. Lisbon: Relógio d'Água, 1995
Epístolas e Memorandos [Epistles and Memoranda]. Lisbon: Relógio D'Água, 1996
Cenas Vivas [Living Scenes]. Lisbon: Relógio D'Água, 2000
As Fábulas [The Fables]. Lisbon: Relógio D'Água, 2002
Contos da imagem [Short stories about the image], Lisbon: Assírio & Alvim, 2005
Noites de Inês-Constança [Nights of Inês-Constança], Lisbon: Assírio & Alvim 2005
Em cada pedra um voo imóvel e outros textos, [In every rock a still flight and other texts], Lisbon: Assírio & Alvim, 2009



Translated publications
German
In Portugiesische Lyrik des 20 Jahrunderts (Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1993)
In Sammstag um Acht (1997)

Spanish
In Los Nombres del Mar (Regional de Extremadura, 1985)

French
In Poésie portugaise 1960-1990 (Leuvense Schrijversaktie, 1991)
In Vingt et un poètes pour un vingtième siècle portugais (L'Escampette, 1994)

English
In Contemporary Portuguese Poetry (Carcanet Press,1988)
In Literary Olympians (USA,1997)
In Anthology of Magazine Verse (USA, 1997)

Italian
In Gli Abracci Feriti (Feltrinelli, 1980)

Servo-Croatian
In Antologija suvremenoga portugalskog pjesnistva (Ceres, 1999)

Hungarian
In Mai Portugál Koltok (Budapest: Ibisz, 2000)

Latvian
In Portugalu Musdienu Dzejas Antologija (Riga: Minerva, 2001)

Link
DGLAB The Portuguese Ministry of Culture's General Directorate for Book, Archives and Libraries

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